Grosjean shows gruesome injuries for first time after horror fireball crash

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Romain Grosjean has issued the latest on his recovery from his horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 34-year-old came off the track on the first lap of the November race, when he clipped Daniil Kvyat's AlphaTauri.

That caused Grosjean to ricochet in the barrier going at almost 150mph, causing his Haas to split in half and ignite on impact.

Grosjean was then engulfed by a huge fireball, with many fearing the worst for the French-Swiss driver.

He was in the flames for nearly 30 seconds, before walking away from the crash unaided.

While he escaped major injury, he did suffer serious burns to the hand, an issue which meant he was forced to sit out of what was planned to be his final race for the team in Abu Dhabi.

Haas have replaced him and Kevin Magnussen with Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin for the upcoming season, with Grosjean yet to confirm his plans.

The driver has been keeping fans up to date with his progress since the crash six weeks ago and has now revealed he has been able to remove the dressing on his hands.

On Sunday, he told his followers he had spent an entire day without the heavy bandages, posting: "Full day with no dressing. Bloody hell it feels good.

“So easy to forget how good our bodies are when working well! Back into dressing for the night before meeting my surgeon tomorrow to check the progress!"

And he has now shown the damage done to his hands while confirming his dressing is now fully off.

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On the incident itself, Grosjean admitted that while being against the introduction of the safety halo, it may have saved his life by sheltering his head and body from the impact.

He said: “I wasn't for the halo some years ago, but I think it's the greatest thing that we've brought to Formula 1.

“Without it I wouldn't be able to speak with you today.

"So thanks to all the medical staff at the circuit, at the hospital, and hopefully I can write you quite soon some messages and tell you how it's going."

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